Saturday, June 6, 2009


On June 6, 1966, Black activist James Meredith was shot and wounded as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage Black voter registration.
He survived his wounds and has lived a life of political activism.

On June 7, 1930, the new york times agreed to capitalize the N in Negro.

Romani struggled for years with the times to try to get them to use Roma or Romani when referring to Romani people. They refused. After over ten years, they finally agreed to capitalize the G in Gypsy.
Interestingly, in one letter I personally received from the times i was told that the reason they couldn't change their language was because then they would have to change all their typeset. (This was in 1983).
And here I had thought newspapers changed their typeset every single edition.

They have since started using Roma.

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